We Love —
- Escape to Southeast Asia for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience in Vietnam and Laos.
- Also travel through Cambodia and experience the wonders of the Angkor Wat Temple!
- Stay in charming Superior or Deluxe hotels throughout your holiday and enjoy delicious cuisine!
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Your Destinations —
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi - Free Time
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay
Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Luang Prabang
Day 7: Luang Prabang
Day 8: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Kuang Si Waterfalls
Day 9: Luang Prabang – Siem Reap
Day 10: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples
Day 11: Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap – Depart
Your Itinerary —
During their stay, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.
After a long flight, you will arrive at Vietnam's nearly thousand year old capital – Hanoi. Your guide will meet you at Noi Bai Airport and transfer you to the hotel in the city centre. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Free Time (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Today you will visit some Hanoi attractions. See Huu Tiep Lake (nicknamed B52 Lake), a small lake surrounded by houses that is home to a historic B52 that crashed into the lake in the December 1972. The B52 looks like an iron pile, but yet is the pride of the people of Hanoi. Rubber sandals, popularised in Vietnam when they were worn by President Ho Chi Minh & his soldiers during Vietnam’s two national resistance wars, are, even now, still seen in Vietnam, because they are weather-proof and convenient. Join in this unique class, offered only in Hanoi, to find out how to make rubble sandals from old car and aeroplane tires, and recall a wartime product. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature (first university of Vietnam), Hoan Kiem Lake and go for a walk in the old quarters to learn about the local life. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, check-out and take the road to Ha Nam province which located about 70km from Hanoi. Arriving at the village after about 1h30 of car ride, you first visit a local market and then the village which is famous for making rice and noodles. This village has yet to be known by mass tourism, so there are only you with local people. It will give you the opportunity to participate in the work with locals, see their rural life and chat with them to understand how they live and earn for their living. Continue the road to Ninh Binh and have lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival. Transfer to your hotel to check-in and relax. In the afternoon, take the road to Nham site which is still a little-known site for tourists to take a traditional boat trip in the poetic landscapes of Hai Nham situated among limestone peaks. Continue the trip to Bich Dong pagoda (Jade pagoda) located on the side of Bich Dong Mountain and Ngu Nhac Son Range. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red River and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, and the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Upon arrival, welcome aboard. While the boat is passing many rocky islets, caves, floating villages and beaches. Explore a beautiful cave and enjoy the sunset on the bay. Later on, the boat moves to a quiet area to dock for overnight stay. Dinner & lunch is served on board.
- This itinerary is subject to change due to the weather condition and boat availability.
- In-house English speaking guide to share on boat only
After breakfast, enjoy free time until you transfer to Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. After landing, transfer to your hotel to check in and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 7: Luang Prabang Visit (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
After breakfast, transfer to climb to the top of Mount Phousi for a pleasant exploration of the sacred and golden stupa as well as a beautiful view of the sunset over the city and the Mekong River. Continue your Luang Prabang City tour with the impressive Wat Mai stupa and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs that descend to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of the Luang Prabang temple. Next up, visit the legend Wat That Luang, which is an ancient monastery established by Buddhist missionaries of Asoka in the third century BC. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive to the pier and cruise to visit the Pak Ou Cave. On the way, you visit Ban Xiang Hai, which is well known by Laos Whiskey. Continue to cruise along the Mekong River, which also offers magnificent views of the tranquil countryside and an interesting tour of the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Back to your hotel and overnight in Luang Prabang.
Breakfast at your hotel. A full day to discover Luang Prabang – Capital of the Kingdom of Lane Xang until the middle of the 16th century. Luang Prabang will amaze you with its many temples, its enchanting setting on the banks of the Mekong River, its rhythm of peaceful life, and its buildings of colonial style. Transfer to visit Kuang Si Waterfall, a breathtaking waterfall which should not to be missed. It is also the largest waterfall in the Luang Prabang region, with three levels leading to a 50-meter drop in spectacular azure basins before sinking downstream. Follow the unpaved trail as it gradually climbs through the forest to reach different levels of natural blue pools, some are shallow and one central pool has a rope swing. Enjoy your leisure time and capture nice photos of Kuang Si. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on the road to visit Buffalo Farm, the first and only buffalo dairy in Laos, producing a wide range of cheeses and artisanal products; including mozzarella, blue cheese, feta and ice cream to name a few. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to try these delicious cheeses and get "closer to home" with beautiful buffalo and other farm animals. You will have 45 minutes with the animals on the farm, such as feeding the buffaloes, washing them, participating in a demonstration of milking and playing with pigs and rabbits. Last but not least, discover the Bazaar night market with the beautiful collection and textile handmade by locals and people from Luang Prabang mountain tribes. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, enjoy a free day of leisure until being transferred to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by driver (no guide) then transferred to your hotel to check in. Relax on your own after a long journey. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Start a very special and busy day as you explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples on the less travelled roads. Cross the jungle passing local villages and local shops, you will first start by visiting the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) where you see the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. Continue to Baphuon Temple lying just to the north of Bayon, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to visit Ta Prohm which embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Ta Prohm was built in the 12th century. It’s a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of King Jayavarman VII. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at your hotel, leave behind the crowd of Siem Reap and head to a nearby peaceful village. Walk in the village to meet nice people who weave rattan baskets, vegetables. Then you visit a local house to learn more about Khmer tradition and culture, as well as about their daily life. With the help of your host, you prepare Cambodian dishes and have lunch with the dishes you have prepared. Share fun moments together.In the afternoon, transfer to the floating village of Kampong Kleang, located to the east of Siem Reap, and one of the largest floating villages on Tonle Sap. Kompong Khleang is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. The community largely depends on fishing for survival all year round. Take a hiking trip in the village to meet the shy & friendly locals then a traditional boat ride on the canals. Return to hotel to relax. Overnight in Siem Reap. Note: The boat ride on the Tonle Sap is not recommended during the dry season (March to July) due to lack of water. During this period, the visit of Floating Village will be replaced by visits to the Silk Farm. In the afternoon, you will visit the central market. Continue to visit the Silk Farm founded by an NGO in Puok with the purpose of reliving the Cambodian silk productions. Continuing to visit Les Chantiers Ecole – a craft center located in the center of the city (depends It is founded in 1992 and its mission is to revive the ancient art of the Khmers. Once you arrive there, you will have the opportunity to see the young people learn sculpture of wooden works, weaving, and stone carving.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Depart (Breakfast)
Breakfast at your hotel then free until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Note: Check-out time is 12.00 p.m. Late check-out is excluded and subject to hotel availability at an addition charge.
Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following Superior category or Deluxe category hotels in a Standard Room with meals included as per itinerary.
Superior Category Hotels
Ninh Binh: Hidden Charm hotel or similar
Ha Long: La Regina Royal cruise or similar
Luang Prabang: Souphattra hotel or similar
Siem Reap: Sakmut boutique resort or similar
Deluxe Category Hotels
Ninh Binh: Emeralda Ninh Binh 4*+ or similar
Ha Long: Indochina cruise or similar 5*
Luang Prabang: Mekong view hotel or similar 4*+
Siem Reap: Borei Angkor resort or similar 5*
Sleeps up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Transfers are included as per the itinerary.